Saturday, January 26, 2013

Strawberry-sticky tuxedos

Looking for something to give your Valentine?

How about cranking out some strawberry tuxedos!

These chocolate-covered treats are super easy and frugal, too! 



CandiQuick or chocolate bark
Smidge of royal icing (recipe to follow)
Food coloring or paste

  • Wash and dry the strawberries.
  • Melt chocolate in microwave according to directions.
  • Stir.
  • Dip strawberries into chocolate. Let dry.
  • Prepare some royal icing (a really thick powdered sugar and water icing might suffice).
  • Using a spoon, piping bag or bottle, paint a white "shirt" onto each berry.
  • Add red or pink coloring to leftover icing.
  • After the berry's "clothes" are dry, dot on a bow tie and some buttons, using a toothpick.

OK, here's the royal icing recipe:



3 tablespoons of meringue powder
  (found in the cake decorating department)
4 cups of powdered sugar, preferably sifted
6 tablespoons of warm water


Beat ingredients in a mixer for about 7 minutes. Add more water during this step if the icing seems too stiff.  

You're sure to receive a sticky smooch for your Valentine tuxedo efforts!

P.S. I originally posted this recipe on our previous website, It also appeared in our newspaper, Home Matters. This is my original work and photo (just so ya know).   :)   --- Kris

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  1. Visiting from #SITSSharefest

    How cute are these? I love chocolate covered strawberries and what better than a well-dressed one. It is absolutely too cute. So I'm going to add this to my baking bucket list.

    Btw, I'm hosting a giveaway so go now to be entered t win.

  2. These are so cute and look totally yummy :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  3. Thanks you guys!

    The SITS Girls are awesome!

    Sarah...Lovin' your kitty-tastic site!!

  4. They look super cool and yummy - I wish us Doggies could eat chocolate too! Doh!

    Hope you're having a fun day :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  5. These are so adorable! I saw them on the Mad Skills Link-Up. Bookmarking this recipe.

  6. Ha...yeah, no chocolate for you, Snoops. :)

    Thanks Kari. Love all the link ups--I always learn so much!!

  7. These are sooo cute!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Thanks Jill! Love a Round much fun!

  9. Your strawberries look like they're ready for the party! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! There is so much good stuff on Foodie Friends Friday. Love it!